Pregnancy / Obstetrics Women's Health / Gynecology

A guide to female anatomy

Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs, which include the ovaries and the uterus. One major difference between males and females is their reproductive organs. Anatomy specific to females generally relates to sexual function, reproduction, and hormone control. Males and females have physically different sexual anatomy, but all […]

Pregnancy / Obstetrics

What to know about third trimester weight gain

Women experience many significant physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Third trimester weight gain is an important part of later pregnancy and is not usually a cause for concern. Many women will experience rapid weight gain during their third trimester. This is because the fetus typically gains the most weight in this time, according to […]

Pregnancy / Obstetrics

Tips on how to sleep when pregnant

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Many women find themselves wondering how best to sleep when pregnant. Sleep issues are common during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, when finding a comfortable sleeping position can be challenging. Some pregnant women may also […]

Pregnancy / Obstetrics

Cervical effacement and how to measure it

Cervical effacement refers to the shortening and thinning of the cervix. It is part of the process that helps the cervix prepare for a vaginal delivery. The cervix connects the lower portion of the uterus to the vagina. Normally, the cervix is around 2.5 centimeters (cm) and is firm and closed. In preparation for childbirth, […]